Jan 23, 2020
First Opinion in STAT News by Daniel S. Goldberg, JD, PhD. Millions of people who live with chronic pain experience intense stigma. Health care providers are a major source of it, but so are intimate partners, family caregivers, insurers, and policymakers. Stigma isolates people, causes suffering, and violates basic obligations to treat people fairly and with dignity. Accordingly, we should intervene to alleviate it.